What we have here is Babe blocking the door so that I would have to trip over her when I'm ready to leave, which would allow her to run through the open door and jump into my car so she can go with me. Because, more than anything...
this is what she likes to do.
Yes, I would say Petey has a sister. I'm told Babe is Australian Shepherd-mix, but she looks and acts like she has St. Bernard in her. We got her in August, and I wasn't sure she would fit in our family. But events of this past weekend sealed her into the Wallowa Gal family.
In this picture, Petey and Babe have been fighting over King of the Chair. No, Queen of the Chair...No. Make that Boss of the Chair. Sometimes I think they are going to kill each other. At other times, they are sleeping together.
I got her so that Petey would have a "nanny," but that's not working out exactly the way I planned. It's okay. Somehow we'll muddle through the adjustment and we'll all know where each one fits.
Of course, Rule #1 is Mosie the Cat is in charge.
My life is not my own...
Petey is striking quite the pose here. Is he handsome or what? His color blends in very well with the grasses in the back country, like where we went today- Hat Point.
It's hard to find him sometimes, but I've learned whether I know where he is or not, he ALWAYS knows where I am. Those big ears are like radar; he can pick up my calling from far away and comes running.
It was a great day to snatch some outdoor time. Cool but not freezing. Roads still passable- no snow- so we headed east to catch some wild country.
Only saw 4 other vehicles. Took a long hike when we arrived. I enjoy Petey being off-leash when it's appropriate, because he runs and runs and runs... tires him out, which means that terrier energy has been diffused, at least for a little while.
We saw mule deer, a cow elk, and I was able to creep up on some mountain goats to get a closer look. They were so beautiful. I counted about 25 scattered on the rims.
Petey saw some about at least a mile away and growled as though he was going after them. Cracked me up- he would have had to fly like a bird to reach them. He's such a toughy!
Also watched two airplanes flying below me along the Snake River. They were headed north, and. it looked like so much fun- two friends flying, one trailing the other, between the rim walls. Made me smile.
It's been a great day to be alive, to enjoy the natural wonder of this special place we live... Wallowa County!
I love my little Petey dearly. He makes me laugh. He makes me exercise. He keeps me on my toes mentally as I try to stay one step ahead of his agenda. Quite often I'm worn out by the end of the day and often think Podengo's are meant for younger people.
The other night I had a dream, more like a nightmare-
That 15 Podengo Terriers loved me. I ran for my life.
Thanks to Betty Judge (Plushcourt Podengos) for use of her photo.